Mayor re-opens Lancashire Women’s Centre

Mayor of Hyndburn, Cllr. Kathleen Pratt was a guest at the reopening of the Lancashire Women’s Centre in Accrington on Thursday 9 October.

Staff welcomed the mayor and other guests to the newly refurbished hub in Blackburn Road for refreshments and a tour.

Cllr. Pratt cut the ribbon to officially open the centre and spoke of her approval that it was once again able to provide essential support for the region’s women.

CEO Amanda Greenwood highlighted some of the improved services available following the remodelling of the centre.

These include a new charity shop, a library area, IT equipment, refreshment station and children’s area.

There are also several private rooms for one-to-one interactions with staff or group sessions.

Supporting Lancashire women

Adele Helm, business development manager, commented:

‘During our enforced closure due to the pandemic, we took the opportunity to improve our centre and enhance the available services.

‘The new charity shop will generate income and give more people access to affordable items.

‘But even if women don’t need to use any of our specific facilities, we encourage any to pop in for a brew or to access community information.

‘And with the extra area to occupy young children, it means we can welcome more Lancashire women who may have felt unable to visit previously.’

Lancashire Women’s Centres is an award winning charitable organisation that offers support to all women aged 16+.

They provide a broad range of help in many areas including:

  • Mental health
  • Employment advice and skills
  • Assistance for female offenders
  • Finance and debt advice
  • One-to-one therapy
  • Group therapy sessions

And much more – with a comprehensive range of programmes available to help improve the lives of women in Hyndburn and the entire county.

Learn more about safe spaces and support for Lancashire women at